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inmemoriam

Marking the passing of those who have served this country. Comments from relatives, friends and comrades welcome

ELLICOCK Lt Col John (Jack) Henry Ellicock RA died 20th July 2014 aged 87

HEATHCOTE Brigadier Sir Gilbert Heathcote Bt CBE 21 September 1913 - 15 April 2014

Royal Artillery. Landed on D-Day, Op Market Garden. Devised fireplan for airborne phase of Rhine crossing 1945.

HEMPSALL Major Ernest Hempsall died 29th June 2014

JONES Sqn Ldr William John Cambell Jnes died 4th July 2014 aged 94

KEMBALL Brig Humphrey Gurdon Kemball CBE, MC 6 Nov 1919- 6 May 2014

BEF France with South Lancashires. Wounded, MC. After D day HQ 21st Army Group. Later Military Attache in Moscow

LEWIS Sqn Ldr Laurence Godfrey (Larry) Lewis DFC, DFM, AE

Sgt air gunner in Wellington attack in Scharnhorst, commissioned as pilot. first 2 1000 bomber raids, Dakota resupply over "the Hump"

MORAN Major Paul Moran RAOC died 25th July 2014 aged 85

PATTERSON Lt Col Howard "Pat" Paterson died 7th July 2014 aged 94

SWINLEY Captain Casper William Carnegie Swinley OBE, RN died 24th June 2014

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British military casualties - Editorial policy

In the service of our country.

Eulogies for all personnel killed on UK operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere are posted as soon as they have been released by the UK Ministry of Defence. Each eulogy we publish for men down in operations brings a lump to the throat. We are losing the best of the best. Politicians must ensure that, when the newspaper cuttings have faded, their sacrifice has had some meaning, has helped bring about a good result. Anything else would be a waste for which they will be eternally condemned.

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